Trade between Canada and South Korea will continue to grow as Canadian and Korean firms benefit from the Korean - Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA). This free trade agreement eliminates virtually all duty on Canadian goods sent to Canada starting in 2019.
Canadian - Korean Free Trade agreement
- 95% of Canada’s exports will benefit from duty-free access into Korea.
- For many products still subject to duties in Korea, preferential tariff treatment is offered in the form of reduced tariffs. Tariffs are reduced on January 1st of each year until remaining duties for goods covered under the CKFTA are eliminated.
- Full implementation of CKFTA is scheduled for 2032 when Korean tariffs will be eliminated on over 99% of Canada’s exports.
Canadian companies rely on low cost parcel delivery from Canada to South Korea in order to reach their customers and suppliers.
Jet Worldwide provides low cost parcel shipping options from Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and all Canada for delivery to Seoul and all South Korea.
Parcel Shipping Options to South Korea
Shipping packages to South Korea via Canada Post
Canada Post offers low cost delivery for individuals shipping small packages to South Korea and all of South Korea. Packages sent via Canada Post are imported to South Korea and delivered by Korea Post (the state owned provider of postal services in South Korea).
While the delivery time and service can be uncertain, Canada Post International Small Packet Surface Service to South Korea offers the lowest cost for shipping packages under 2 kg .
Canada Post Delivery Services to South Korea Include:
For shipment to South Korea under 2 kg
- Canada Post Small Packet (Surface) to South Korea: Uncertain delivery time
- Canada Post Small Packet (Air) to South Korea
- Canada Post Tracked Packet to South Korea: Delivery within 2 weeks
For shipping packages to South Korea over 2 kg
- Canada Post International Parcel Surface to South Korea
- Canada Post International Parcel to South Korea
- Canada Post Xpresspost to South Korea: Delivery within 2 weeks
- Sending Shopify parcels from Canada to South Korea
South Korea is a growing shipping destination for Canadian e-commerce merchants using on-line shopping platforms including Shopify, Big Commerce, Wix and other sites. Canada Post offers discounts via such e-commerce shipping platforms and is the lowest cost choice for small parcels.
Canada Post Small Packet Service offers a low cost to South Korea for shipments under 4 pounds / 2 kilograms.
Jet Worldwide offers low cost parcel delivery from Canada to South Korea for larger parcels shipped from Canadian e-commerce parcels. Contact our Canadian team for prices on shipping heavy and multilot / multi parcel international shipments from Canada.
Shipping packages to South Korea via FedEx Canada and UPS Canada
FedEx and UPS are the largest carriers in North America and offer dependable international express services from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa and all of Canada to Athens and across South Korea.
Get a quote to compare you shipping costs to Korea from Canada.
FedEx and UPS Canada offer 2 basic parcel options to Korea:
- International air/ priority parcel shipping to South Korea
- International air/ economy parcel shipping to South Korea
Shipping packages to South Korea via Jet Worldwide
Jet Worldwide has been providing international delivery from Canada for over 35 years and offers low cost parcel delivery from Canada to South Korea for larger parcels.
Jet Canada provides low cost for shipping larger parcels from Canada for delivery to Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daegu and all South Korea.
Special Services: Through our global partners around the world, Jet Worldwide is able to provide unique services
Delivery to South Korea via Purolator Courier
Purolator Courier, a subsidiary of Canada Post, offers international parcel delivery from Canada to South Korea via partners, such as UPS.
Parcel Customs Clearance for Goods sent from Canada
South Korea customs assessed duty and taxes on the CIF value (Cost of the goods being imported plus the cost for transportation and insurance). South Korea uses the Harmonized System HS codes to assess the rate of duty.
Clearance of International Courier Shipments to Korea
As is the case for all international shipments, Korean Customs requires a clear commercial invoice. Most import aspects include the complete address of the receiver, a correct phone number and exact description and value of each item being sent.
Customs tariff applicable on imported goods depend on HS CodesCustoms duties vary from 0% - 40% is levied on CIF value. The standard rate of tax (VAT ) is 10%.
International Shipments to Korea valued under KRW 150,000
The “De minimis Value” in South Korea – or the value of shipments that can enter the country free of duty and tax – is $150,000 KRW (around $170 CAD).
Korean customs is very strict in screening such shipments. International shipments sent to Korea must have an accurate consignee address (including telephone number and email) and concise description of the item being imported.
Duty Free Clearance Canadian Parcels to Korea under CKFTA
To benefit from tariff preferences in South Korea under CKFTA, Canadian exporters must ensure goods meet applicable rules of origin. The importer must have a valid certificate of origin in her or his possession at the time of importation.
We advise our Canadian customers to first send small test shipments to South Korea to verify that the requirements certificate or origin and other supporting paperwork are met. Following successful duty free import, then larger shipments can then be more securely shipped from Canada for import to South Korea